Requests for reopening wikis

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Request to reopen a wiki

This page is for requesting to reopen ('adopt') a wiki (if you are not a bureaucrat) that has been closed due to inactivity.

Pictogram voting info.svg Note: Only wikis that have been automatically closed due to inactivity can be reopened here! If the wiki was manually closed, any reopening must be discussed with the closing management or raised on the Stewards' noticeboard.

If you would additionally like advanced rights (administrator and/or bureaucrat), please start a local election.

If you are already a bureaucrat on the wiki simply, go to Special:ManageWiki/core (on your wiki) and uncheck the "closed" box to reopen your wiki. Wikis that are set to private cannot be adopted due to privacy reasons! You must be a registered user to request a reopening (or to post on this page).
Please remember to:

  • Talk in a calm and respectful manner
  • Give us details

For other global issues please see: Stewards' noticeboard

To add your request, click the "Add Request" button below and enter the details asked.
Archives of Requests for reopening wikis [e]

Status:  Locally handled

Runzeppelin (talk) 07:09, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi there. First, I invite you to read User groups#Bureaucrats which explains what bureaucrats are on a wiki. Essentially, bureaucrats are the highest ranking users on a wiki which I can see you are on your own wiki.
Secondly, I'd like to point out that the Meta link you're trying to use is reserved for Stewards only. To reopen your own wiki, click here and uncheck the "Closed" checkbox. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:29, 24 March 2022 (UTC)
Marking as Yes check.svg locally handled per your reopening of the wiki in the linked log action. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:11, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

Status:  Done
  • Wiki: (On wiki: ManageWikiManageWiki logRecent Changes - On Meta: Wiki requestManageWiki/core)
  • Username: Balofo2
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): NO(was)
  • Reason: I lost the phone that had the Google Authenticator app so I was locked out of my two wikis(the other is because there's no way to recover the 2FA code anymore. I still have the password for the original account: Balofo. Basically I need to be a bureaucrat again to fine tune the configurations since the wikis are still very WIP.

Balofo2 (talk) 01:00, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

@Balofo2: For future reference, please make new requests by clicking the "Add Request" button as you copied the request at the very top, didn't remove the "not done" template from it and forgot to change some of the links from the wiki on the old request to this new request. Requests at the very top are often ignored as they're considered done so for your sake, please use the "Add Request" button next time. Now, while the wiki can be reopened, I would like to note that reopening a wiki does not equal you automatically gaining bureaucrat and sysop on the wiki. Once the wiki is reopened, you must stage a local election for the rights first and if no one contests it, you can be elected by acclamation. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:07, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
Ok, so what do I do now for reopening the gundam wiki? I will continue to edit the geass wiki. Balofo2 (talk) 05:04, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
@Balofo2: I've Yes check.svg reopened the wiki. In addition to Agent's advisement I intend to follow up with you on the account issues. You can either start a local election per above to regain rights in that way, or attempt to recover your account through alternate means - though, the first step for that is seeing if you have saved any of the one-time recovery codes you should have seen when first adding 2FA. If you lost those too, it's a good opportunity to advise you to save those somewhere else so you are not entirely dependent on your phone. --Raidarr (talk) 14:02, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, nope I don't have recovery codes(or remember if they were sent somewhere). Balofo2 (talk) 00:11, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
Since I lost my admin rights on the original account I can't edit some pages that I had locked to prevent vandalism: Need to edit them ASAP to build the wikis ~~~~

Status:  Done

Gabpull (talk) 01:03, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

@Gabpull: Yes check.svg Open. --Raidarr (talk) 13:07, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Status:  undeleted

Mapping Expert (talk) 20:19, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Mapping Expert, as the original, and current, bureaucrat on this wiki, this has been Yes check.svg undeleted for you. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 02:04, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

Status:  cannot be done, but recreated instead

Tannerzm (talk) 05:30, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Tannerzm, it looks like thalaswakewiki was, unfortunately, closed, deleted, and dropped in this batch of deleted wikis in accordance with Dormancy Policy. As a private wiki, it would not be included in the publicly available Internet Archive backups that Reception123 does, but it may be in his private wiki backups. Your images won't be restorable, unfortunately, if you had any that is, as those aren't backed up. After Yes check.svg recreating your wiki, I have filed a Phabricator ticket, #T9005, for the XML import. Please follow along there. Dmehus (talk) 05:40, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Status:  In progress
  • Username: Bimagv (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): yes
  • Reason: im still writing

Bimagv (talk) 15:29, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

@Bimagv: You’re a bureaucrat on this wiki so you can reopen this yourself. To do that, please click here and uncheck the "Closed" checkbox. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:44, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Status:  Done

Huxtabl8 (talk) 16:04, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

@Huxtabl8: Why do you want this wiki reopened? Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:44, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
So I can fix what the admin didn't do when it was open. Huxtabl8 (talk) 17:11, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
Like what? Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:12, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
A lot of pages were unfinished, the wiki was un-moderated so there was a lot of poorly written pages. Huxtabl8 (talk) 17:31, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
@Huxtabl8: I accept the reasoning elaborated above, though it's worth noting a far more advanced wiki was linked to on the front page which may be better 'bang for your buck' in terms of developing content. Still, it is now Yes check.svg open. --Raidarr (talk) 00:32, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  Done
  • Username: Bukkit (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): no
  • Reason: There are a handful of pages I wish to add on here. I do not intend to have rights on this wiki as of now.

-- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 21:31, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Sure, give it a go; Yes check.svg open as requested. --Raidarr (talk) 00:43, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  Done

FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 06:14, 6 April 2022 (UTC) Per the linked conversation, it appears Doug was looking for a confirmation, which you gave; unfortunately it seems he became bogged in other things and was unable to followup. Reiterating his advisory to try and focus on wikis you will do justice for, this is Yes check.svg done. --Raidarr (talk) 14:05, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  Locally handled
  • Username: John L. Clark (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): no
  • Reason: I am a member of a local Food Not Bombs chapter and I am interesting in trying to revitalize this wiki for broader use.

John L. Clark (talk) 23:51, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Marking as Yes check.svg locally handled per this log entry. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:23, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  On hold
  • Username: RigelatinCommando (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): no
  • Reason: I want to adopt this wiki and dedicate it to fallout lore from all sources and some meta lore.

RigelatinCommando (talk) 13:15, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

@RigelatinCommando: Frankly, this wiki is broken. I'm going to look into it/bring it up to SRE and colleagues, and get back to you on this. --Raidarr (talk) 14:17, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your efforts! RigelatinCommando (talk) 16:46, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  Done
  • Username: R66 (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): no
  • Reason:

R66 (talk) 18:59, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

@R66: What is the reason for wanting this wiki reopened? Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:23, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
I wanted to make a roads wiki, however they suggested to adopt the wiki, so therefore I'm trying to adopt the wiki to make my roads wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by R66 (talkcontribs) 10:25, 12 April 2022‎
@R66: per your elaboration above, the wiki is now Yes check.svg open. Feel free to consider starting a local election if you would like advanced rights on the wiki, as the current management is (clearly) not active. If you have any further inquiries, feel free to ask on my talk page. --Raidarr (talk) 14:38, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  Done
  • Username: Schwefel Kamm (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): no
  • Reason: We keep forgetting to renew it and update it with stuff lol

Schwefel Kamm (talk) 03:13, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

@Schwefel Kamm: Yes check.svg Open. --Raidarr (talk) 14:43, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  In progress
  • Username: Jaewook (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): NO
  • Reason: We need some update

Jaewook (talk) 10:31, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Status:  In progress
  • Username: Bweaver1983 (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): No
  • Reason: I would like to reopen it so I and others who want to post things on the topic can do so on that wiki

Bweaver1983 (talk) 02:59, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

@Bweaver1983: Please read the message I left on your talk page. I have corrected this very malformed request but you still must indicate why you want this reopened. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:03, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
Per their talk page, I have added a reason. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:15, 15 April 2022 (UTC)


Status:  In progress

SpaghettiClown (talk) 04:03, 16 April 2022 (UTC)